Prof. Dr. Dushko Bogunovich
Smart Resilience: Decentralising Infrastructure and Intelligence in the Auckland City-Region
Dushko Bogunovich is an architect, urban designer, town planner and academic, with residence in Auckland, New Zealand. He is an adjunct professor at the School of Architecture and Planning at Auckland University. Before that, he was the inaugural Dean and Professor at the Baisago University in Botswana.
Dushko received his education at the universities of Sarajevo; Belgrade; Cyprus; Pennsylvania; and California/Berkeley. He is a life member of the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP), and a member of the New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) the Urban Design Forum (UDF) of NZ.
Dushko was twice a Fulbright scholar; has won many urban design competition awards, and research and travel grants. He has worked as a consultant with UNDP, UNEP, UN-Habitat, and the NZ central and local government. His two books and more than 100 papers and statements consistently tackle urban – form; metabolism; technology; infrastructure; planning; design; and future.
Dushko has travelled widely and has been a visiting scholar or professor to the universities of Oxford, Bologna, Genoa, Wismar and the Milan Polytechnic.
His current research is on peri-urbanisation and retrofitting suburbia. It is an attempt to show that ‘urban sprawl’ is not all bad news – its low density, coupled with decentralised, clean infrastructure, can deliver the sustainable and resilient city-region able to endure the coming climate disruption.
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